My book review of Alison Bechdel’s FUN HOME ran this month in Cleveland Magazine as part of Cuyahoga County Public Library’s “Choice Books” advertising series. We don’t have a working scanner at the library anymore, so I had to settle for a photocopy:


FUN HOME is a really hard book to do justice in 200 words. Its complexity is its genius: it’s so many things at once. If you still haven’t read it, I’ve done it better justice here and here. Alison is a tremendous cartoonist and a really gracious person.

Weird that I should find the review today, because tonight we’re going with Meg’s dad to Harvey Pekar’s booksigning for the Best of American Comics over at Joseph-Beth. Harvey introduced Alison at her reading in October. Remember: there are no coincidences.

Okay. I’m going to go grab a hotdog and spend the rest of the day reading Eddie Campbell’s THE FATE OF THE ARTIST. (Campbell has a new blog worth checking out.)

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